Fiddle duet, Edmund Tucker - piano, Crown 3127. This medley is named in honor of an older Sligo fiddler, Jamesy Gannon. The first tune is unique to this record as far as I know. The second was recorded by James's son, fiddler Tom Gannon, as Shoreham. Reg Hall, in the liner notes of the Michael Gorman compilation The Sligo Champion, says Gorman claimed this tune as his own composition, and that "Shoreham" was a corruption of "Gorman." In fact this tune was in print as far back as 1867, some twenty years before Gorman's birth.
February 16, 2017 Subject:
Isn't the second tune Spellan's Fiddle? Gorman may have put it into G but it's A in O'Neill's. This seems like G# so I'm not sure but am guessing A. Also in the Morrison teaching notebooks (twice) unnamed in A.